Category: Apps & Administration

Lutris in Linux Explained!

Lutris is a software that makes gaming on Linux a pleasure! In this article let us learn about what Lutris is, what does it do, how it works, and what we can do with Lutris to make our Linux gaming experience better! Need for Lutris Before we can understand the need for Lutris, we must first explore the type of games that can be installed on a Linux Machine. Types of games that can be installed on Linux Depending on the sources from where you get your games, Linux games can be classified into the following types. Steam games (A...

“yum upgrade” Command Explained!

When I was a complete beginner and I needed to do something on my Fedora or CentOS machine, I frequently came across some commands which looked like this I was just happy that I was able to type something in the Terminal and it actually worked! I did not pay much attention to what I actually typed in. I guess to beginners, it just feels like a magic spell to get something installed! As time went on, I gradually learned the meaning of this magic spell “yum upgrade” and that is what this article is going to be about. For...

Lutris vs Proton: Similarities & Differences Explained..!!

If you have just started researching about gaming on Linux, then you will come across 2 terms repetitively namely Lutris and Proton. Some sources will claim Lutris is better than Proton while others will claim the inverse to be true. The truth is it all depends on the particular game you are trying to install on your Linux machine and your level of expertise. In this article let’s have a look at both of these popular software and compare their differences to see which one shines in what particular scenario. For those of you in a hurry, here is the...

Proton vs Wine: Similarities & Differences Explained..!!

If you have just started researching about gaming on Linux then you will come across 2 terms repetitively namely Wine and Proton. You will also find that some places on the web have people defining Proton as simply Wine plus some other software and some others refer to Proton as the new Wine. Elsewhere you can find people saying Wine is better than Proton and you should always go for Wine for dealing with some specific tasks. In this article let’s try and understand what Wine and Proton are, the relationship between Proton and Wine and their similarities and differences...

Add a Linux User Belong to Multiple Groups: Tutorial!

In this tutorial let’s have a look at how to add a Linux user to multiple groups. If you are a beginner to user and group management I suggest reading my other tutorial that covers all the essential basics in the link below. Linux User & Group Management Tutorial: Part 1: Basic Concepts For those of you who are in a hurry, this is the short version of the answer! The Short Answer To add a user to groups that he is not yet part of you must use the command For example, the screenshot below adds testuser1 to testgroup1...

Linux User & Group Management Tutorial Part 2: Adding, Modifying, and Deleting Users and Groups.

In part 1 of this series we learned the basics of user and group management and we also had a look at the 4 main files that we need to deal with to manage users and groups in Linux. If you haven’t already, I suggest reading the 1st part before continuing this one. You can find it in the link below. Linux User & Group Management Tutorial: Part 1: Basic Concepts In this part let’s learn how to add, modify and delete users in Linux. These days the distros usually have a graphical interface option to manage users and groups,...

Linux User & Group Management Tutorial: Part 1: Basic Concepts

In this tutorial, let’s have a look at how to manage users and groups in Linux. Particularly we will be looking at the following 10 concepts. Different types of user accounts, 4 Main files in Linux that hold information about user and group accounts How to add a new user, How to set and reset passwords, How to delete a user, How to add a group, How to delete a group, How to add a user to a group, How to delete a user from a group, and How to lock a user account. I have divided this tutorial into...